Dutch Architect André Hoek is set to give a lecture on “A Dutch Approach to Historic Preservation, Preserving ‘Spirit of Place'” on Sunday, March 25th from 4 to 6 pm at Stair Galleries, (Upstairs), 549 Warren Street, in Hudson, NY. Following the lecture, wine and other beverages will be served.
André Hoek, a Dutch architect specializing in historic preservation, will speak about the techniques and tools developed in the Netherlands to survey, study, restore, protect and maintain historic buildings and gardens. He will discuss whether these methods can apply to historic buildings, especially those of Dutch origin, in the Hudson Valley.
Hoek will examine projects large and small, building archeological methods, sustainability, and non-invasive energy saving solutions.
He will also present the complications of restoring a structure that has been changed and adapted for new uses over time, and the difficulty in retaining the ‘Spirit of Place’ in historic buildings and landscapes.
This lecture is jointly sponsored by the Columbia County Historical Society and Historic Hudson, as Part Two of their shared Winter 2018 programming.
Tickets will available at the door for $15 for CCHS and Historic Hudson Members; and $20 for non-members, with early-bird rate tickets available for $15 for non-members.
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